Business change and transformation has to be thoroughly planned, organized and monitored during execution if they are to be successful and efficient. A team needs to be put together, and progress needs to be regularly reported to the board. In many companies the portfolio manager is the person with these responsibilities. They oversee several workstreams or perhaps an entire company’s ongoing programmes, depending on its size.
The portfolio manager is also a line manager of the team putting the programme into action, including its analysts. How or she is in regular contact with these practitioners and acts as the channel of communication between the process staff and the board. Because he or she is in charge of several workstreams, they also need to monitor how they influence and interact with each other. The job carries a good deal of responsibility as the head of process.
Portfolio managers are highly experienced business change and transformation professionals, and companies need to see a solid track record of delivery of multiple simultaneous workstreams to qualify for the position. You need a methodical and logical mindset too, as you are overseeing workstreams that could be distant geographically or in terms of physical similarities, where confusion can sink portfolio managers who are not on top of things.
Experience of managing portfolios in the same sector as the job advertised will be a distinct advantage, as differences between sectors can make a huge difference to how a project is managed. While most companies demand experience in a management role, others recognize that managers have to start somewhere and are looking for experienced deputies, senior staff and other such positions so they can absorb them into their own company structures.
Cast UK is a specialist in the field of business change and transformation recruitment, and because we only deal with management and executive level jobs, we have a focus that keeps companies coming back to us when they need experienced portfolio managers.
We were founded in Manchester and now have offices in London and Birmingham, but our reach is much wider – every day we are helping candidates find their perfect jobs in fantastic companies the length and breadth of the UK. If you’re looking to make the change, call us today on 0333 121 3345.
An administrative area that was created in 1965, Greater London is often described as the region within the M25. It comprises the City of London, as well as the 32 boroughs, and is home to an array of businesses, making it an ideal choice for those seeking Portfolio Manager opportunities.
For hundreds of years, London was known for its shipping and manufacturing, producing everything from textiles and food products, through to automobiles and ironwork.
In fact, a number of such facilities are still in operation today, such as the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery in Silvertown, Warburtons in Brimsdown and Nestle in Hayes. At the Ford factory in Dagenham, vehicle body panels and diesel engines are manufactured, while Fuller's Brewery operates out of Chiswick.
For the most part, however, London's economy is now based in the financial and service industries.
Around 70 per cent of the FTSE 100 are located within Greater London. In Canary Wharf, you'll find the headquarters of HSBC, Barclays, Citigroup and Reuters, while other big-name businesses in Greater London include the Guardian Newspaper, Balfour Beatty, GlaxoSmithKline, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks & Spencer, BP, British American Tobacco and Royal Dutch Shell.
What's more, transportation is a huge part of London's economy and day-to-day operation. Overground trains, underground trains, buses, coaches, taxis and trams all keep Londoners on the move, while the area is also home to a number of airports and the Port of London.
As one of the UK's leading recruitment consultancies for the supply chain, logistics and procurement sectors, Cast UK can help you find a Portfolio Manager vacancy for your skills and long-term objectives.
We work carefully with clients and candidates and are committed to finding the right talent for every position. What's more, our regional experts can provide the information you need to understand the area's job market, potential salary and what employers are looking for.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Greater London or source a new job in Greater London then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
trategic Buyer Warrington £27,000 - £28,000 Do you love the strategic elements to your current procurement role but find yourself with little or no time to focus on all that value-adding 'good stuff'? Would you like to work for an established c...
Cast UK are working in partnership with Bunzl Catering Supplies, the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering, public sector, education, and healthcare.
Our client is a fast-paced, high-volume, food logistics business growing rapidly across Europe.
nside Sales Support, Antwerp, Competitive salary + BenefitsAre you a commercially minded logistics superstar looking for a new challenge in a rapidly growing business?Then we have the role for you! The role has arisen due to an acquisition so you wil...
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a well established logistics provider are looking to appoint an experienced Warehouse Shift Manager for their depot in Chesterfield to support across their warehouse operation.
£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
unior Buyer/Planner, Droitwich, £25,000 + BenefitsAre you looking to kick start a Procurement Career?Then we have the role for you.
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Car / Car Allowance
urchasing Manager £50,000 - £55,000 plus car / car allowance BradfordAre you looking for a real opportunity to drive procurement change and transformation? Do you thrive in a busy, high-volume, fast-paced environment? If so, this could be the perfe...
Up to £33000.00 per annum
ight Shift Manager, Greater Manchester, £33,000 + Benefits + BonusAre you looking to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment while being part of a management team that are always striving to improve?If so then this is the Job for you!This role...
Up to £28000 per annum + plus benefits
assionate about food? I'm working with a fantastic business going through huge growth and I'm looking for someone from a Food background to join their team as a Regional Food Quality Assurance Assistant.
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits - Hybrid Working
Outstanding opportunity for experienced procurement specialist from a global sourcing background in manufacturing, to lead direct procurement for this rapidly expanding global FMCG organisation.